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Get sheet music on the iPad with Sheet Music Direct

sheet_music_direcctThe days of flipping through music books or fumbling around with sheets of music are a thing of past with Sheet Music Direct.

The iPad app is the perfect solution for musicians looking to get their sheet music on the tablet.

Start by shopping for songs from their built-in sheet music store, which offers a very vast selection of new hits and old-school classics.

Then bring up the specific song from your sheet music library to begin playing. Need help? Hit the play button and the app will play the melody for you, along with the option to adjust levels for the different parts of the composition.

Organize your songs into sets for performances, and use the social tools to share your musical selection with friends on Twitter and/or Facebook.

Last but not least, the app can automatically turn the page for you.

*Featured on App Central Season 3 Episode 25

App calls out bad parking with humiliation for all to see

Are you sick of those smug guys with flashy BMWs, who park their cars diagonally across two spots? Or the fellow with the Land Rover who parks on the curb, because he can?

We’ve all seen awful parking jobs and stared helplessly at their disgraceful automotive habits. But some folks have decided to call out the bad parkers.

An online news group in Russia has created an app to call out the most hideous parkers around.

The Village is using its new app – Parking Douche – to call out bad parking jobs for all to see.

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Checkon.me – an app that calls friends you when you’re in distress

While there are several apps that will monitor your location to help you workout harder and eat better, not all of them are designed to help you in a moment of distress.

That’s where Checkon.me comes into play.

Once enabled, the app tracks your location. You’ll also need to set a timer that will expire at a certain point. The idea here is that you turn off the app when you get home or arrive at your destination. Otherwise, a distress call is sent out to your friends.

Users set up emergency responders who will receive a message with your location should you fail to check in by a certain point in time.

This app could be really handy if you’re travelling by yourself, going on a first date or heading out for a hard night of partying, in which case, you might lose track of where you are and how much you’ve had to drink.

Checkon.me even works should your phone run out of battery or be destroyed (any James Bond users?). In that case, your last known location is sent to the designated first responders, as selected from your address book.

Should you get into trouble before the timer runs out, use the app’s SOS button to call for help immediately.

Review: Nest thermostat takes home heating/air conditioning to the next level

The Nest thermostat is from one of the creators of the original iPod.

The Nest thermostat is from one of the creators of the original iPod.

Your home’s thermostat: it’s a beige box tucked away on some wall.

If it’s a traditional, manual one, it probably doesn’t see much action unless you’re feeling particularly warm or cold. It’s quite an unsophisticated device for something that sucks up about 64 per cent of your energy bills.

If you’re sporting a programmable unit – it’s probably not even programmed. According to studies, about 90 per cent of programmable thermostats are installed and then left without even programming the thing.

This new thermostat, the Nest, changes that. It looks sleek, you can control it with your smartphone, it’s plugged in to the web and it saves energy. Oh yeah, it programs itself.

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